‘Jarjum Soar’ Building Cultural Knowledge
Local schools in western Lake Macquarie (Bonnells Bay, Wyee, Dora Creek, Wangi, Cooranbong, Morisset and Morisset High School) held their annual Aboriginal cultural event ‘Jarjum Soar’. ‘Jarjum Soar’ means ‘children soar’, with the eagle representing Awabakal country.
This event is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Years 4 – 8 with each student inviting a friend to join them for the day. The aim of ‘Jarjum Soar’ is to build the cultural knowledge and understanding of all students within the community of schools, through a range of cultural activities like storytelling, art and music.
The day started with a traditional ‘Welcome to Country’ by Uncle Bill Smith, followed by a fantastic performance from the Morisset High School Didge Group (didgeridoo players). Students then participated in a range of activities from Traditional Games, Art Appreciation, Bush tucker, learning about Native plants, Indigenous Language and weaving. The day finished with a swim in the pool!
Hosted by Bonnels Bay Public School the event was held at the Myuna Bay Sport and Recreation Centre.
Centennial sponsored this important cultural event.